March has marched on; and Really Awful April First

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Let me tell you about some of the things I haven’t had time to mention over the past month.

There was an example of totally irrational and reprehensible behaviour from a local group of people I would confidently have assumed would display far more maturity and judgment.

Sunflower oil burning

The Sun Oil factory, within sight from down the road, went up in smoke – in fact, you could see the smoke going up in no uncertain manner!

Our next-door neighbour (until very recently), with whom I was about to enter into a business relationship, turned out to be much in demand – by the police. He has a colourful history of numerous amazing scams and misrepresentations, and at one stage is recorded as having scaled down a drainpipe from a fourth-storey window in order to escape the consequences of his actions. The lad has again slipped away into the woodwork in the nick of time.

I (brag alert) was elected to the Board of an eminent local organisation formed in 1903.  I was also appointed as an Honorary Life Member of said organisation – the previous such nomination having occurred some twenty years ago.

I took delivery of a large item which is now filling me with daily delight.

You have, of course, taken note of the date!


My April Fool stunt for the day

Is not to try, in any way,

To offer tales of altitude

To all the gullible, as food.


Those thinking back on past years, who

Have waited for ‘the other shoe’

Will wait in vain to hear it fall –

I have not pulled a prank at all!


Nor, you will note, did bunnies hop

All over this here blogging shop,

For ‘Rabbits’ has not been declared,

The word is totally ‘un-hared’!

There will, thus, be more to follow on these topics!

© Colonialist March 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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12 Responses to March has marched on; and Really Awful April First

  1. Gobetween says:

    Thank goodness it all came out before the conman was able to take you for a ride.


  2. The Asian says:

    Congratulations on your election and nomination! They definitely made the right choice


  3. Congrats on your nomination and election, Col. I just wish it were for President of the country. 🙂 So glad that neighbour was exposed before he managed to get hold of any of your savings. That photo is really scary. I do hope no-one lost their lives in the fire.


  4. Ady says:

    To think next door neighbor is ‘wanted criminal’ ! Congratulations on your election 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Grannymar says:

    Smoke like that was a common sight in every city and town of Northern ireland for many years. I have a gut feeling that things will be hot this summer and I am not talking about weather! 😦


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